Russell Means, “If I were United States President”
To understand the Sovereignty Efforts of the Republic of Lakotah, one must understand the Law. This movement is based on following the Law and insisting that the United States of America follow its own laws, most especially Article VI of the U.S. Constitution which states that the Treaty is the “Supreme Law of the Land.” [...]
The Area Agreed Upon in the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 ARTICLE II. The United States agrees that the following district of country, to wit, viz: commencing on the east bank of the Missouri river where the 46th parallel of north latitude crosses the same, thence along low-water mark down said east bank to a [...]
“all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land”
The stealing of the land, the massacre of the Buffalo, the herding of the American Indians onto reservations, all in violation of the Treaties, amounts to nothing more than Genocidal practices, the results of which, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, are:
* MORTALITY – Lakotah men have a life expectancy of less than 44 years, lowest of any country in the World (excluding AIDS) including Haiti.
* Lakotah death rate is the highest in the United States.
Criminal Indictment for Fish-in at Sheridan Lake
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) American Indian activist and actor Russell Means has gone to court over a Black Hills fishing protest.
Paha Sapa, called this by the Lakota, is one of the oldest geological formations in the Western hemisphere. The hills are considered the “basis” of the great plains, where fresh water, vegetation and lush beauty abound. The Lakota Nation have considered the Paha Sapa sacred, the center of our nation, for as long as the [...]
We as the freedom loving Lakotah People are the predecessor sovereign of Dakota Territory as evidenced by the Treaties with the United States Government, including, but not limited to, the Treaty of 1851 and the Treaty of 1868 at Fort Laramie. Lakotah, formally and unilaterally withdraws from all agreements and treaties imposed by the United States Government on the Lakotah People. Lakotah , and the population therein, have waited for at least 155 years for the United States of America to adhere to the provisions of the above referenced treaties. The continuing violations of these treaties